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Vikings 53-man roster takes shape as cuts are reported

Tuesday is cutdown day in the NFL.

NFL teams are setting their 53-man rosters and final cuts have to be made by 3 p.m. Central Time Tuesday. Numerous cuts are already reported, including quarterback Jake Browning. 

Browning spent the entire preseason taking snaps as the backup to quarterback Kirk Cousins, but the Vikings cut Browning Tuesday. 

According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, the Vikings hope to see Browning clear waivers so they can sign him to the practice squad. But as Purple Insider's Matthew Coller points out, a practice squad player can only be elevated to the active roster twice, so rookie Kellen Mond would serve as the backup in the event that Cousins is injured during a game. 

Vikings reported roster cuts: 

  • G Dakota Dozier
  • QB Jake Browning
  • G Dru Samia
  • RB Ameer Abdullah
  • DE Everson Griffen
  • WR Chad Beebe
  • QB Nate Stanley
  • OL Zack Bailey
  • CB Tye Smith
  • LB Tuf Borland
  • S Luther Kirk
  • WR Myron Mitchell
  • DE Hercules Mata'afa
  • RB A.J. Rose Jr.
  • LS Andrew DePaola
  • FB Jake Bargas
  • TE Zach Davidson
  • S Myles Dorn
  • G Kyle Hinton
  • DE Hercules Mata'afa
  • CB Parry Nickerson
  • WR Whop Philyor
  • DE Kenny Willekes
  • TE Shane Zylstra

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